Puzzle masters

 
Puzzles improve your child’s effective problem solving habits!  At Pi Q Math, we see children mature and grow into people who have the intelligence, strategic reasoning, perseverance, and creativity to solve complex problems by playing with individual puzzles designed by ThinkFun, MindWare, SmartGames and more.
The following are three examples of top-notch puzzles to help you get your own puzzle library started.
Logic Links by MindWare.  Your child should be a good reader for this puzzle.  Excellent way to improve your child’s logical reasoning.  Does a good job of transitioning from a fairly easy level to the expert level (which are fun for adults, too!).
Chocolate Fix by ThinkFun.  This puzzle requires both spatial and logical reasoning to solve.  Children love the pieces and the challenge.
IQ Link or any of the IQ puzzles by SmartGames.  These are fun spatial puzzles that come in a compact carrying case.

The following are three examples of top-notch puzzles to help you get your own puzzle library started.

Logic Links by MindWare.  Your child should be a good reader for this puzzle.  Excellent way to improve your child’s logical reasoning.  Does a good job of transitioning from a fairly easy level to the expert level (which are fun for adults, too!).

Chocolate Fix by ThinkFun.  This puzzle requires both spatial and logical reasoning to solve.  Children love the pieces and the challenge.

IQ Link or any of the IQ puzzles by SmartGames.  These are fun spatial puzzles that come in a compact carrying case.

Through puzzles, your child will become better at:
Persisting at challenging problems and knowing when to ask for help
Taking a moment to think about a strategy before diving in
Thinking flexibly, logically, and spatially to solve a puzzle
Being open and curious about more elegant solutions
Communicating about their thought process
Striving for accuracy by consistently checking their work
Drawing on past knowledge and experience and applying it to the current problem
Not becoming discouraged by scrapping everything and starting over
Setting goals and self-assessing their own growth
Listening with empathy and understanding to other students and adults
Seeing math as an opportunity to engage with and think about complex problems that allow for multiple ways to arrive at an answer rather than blindly finding and applying the correct procedure to answer simple problems

Through puzzles, your child will become better at:

  1. BulletPersisting at challenging problems and knowing when to ask for help

  2. BulletTaking a moment to think about a strategy before diving in

  3. BulletThinking flexibly, logically, and spatially to solve a puzzle

  4. BulletBeing open and curious about more elegant solutions

  5. BulletCommunicating about their thought process

  6. BulletStriving for accuracy by consistently checking their work

  7. BulletDrawing on past knowledge and experience and applying it to the current problem

  8. BulletNot becoming discouraged by scrapping everything and starting over

  9. BulletSetting goals and self-assessing their own growth

  10. BulletListening with empathy and understanding to other students and adults

  11. BulletSeeing math as an opportunity to engage with and think about complex problems that allow for multiple ways to arrive at an answer rather than blindly finding and applying the correct procedure to answer simple problems

Frog Hoppers in Puzzle Masters.

Poker 31

The Titanic in Puzzle Masters.